Education Finance and Accountability Program (EFAP)


"The Impact of School Choice on Public School Budgets: Evidence from Open Enrollment in New York City." Early View. Michah W. Rothbart, Public Budgeting & Finance.

"Does School Finance Reform Reduce the Race Gap in School Funding?" 2020. Michah W. Rothbart, Education Finance and Policy, 15 (4): 675-707.

"Let Them Eat Lunch: The Impact of Universal Free Meals on School Meal Participation, Obesity and Academic Achievement." 2020. Amy Ellen Schwartz and Michah W. Rothbart, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 39 (2): 376-410.

"Do Top Dogs Rule in Middle School? Evidence on Bullying, Safety, and Belonging." 2016. Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Michah W. Rothbart, American Educational Research Journal, 53 (5): 1450-1484.

"The Savings Behavior of Special Purpose Governments: a Panel Study of New York School Districts." 2014. William D. Duncombe and Yilin Hou, Public Budgeting and Finance, 34 (3): 1-23.

"Education Finance Reform, Local Behavior, and Student Performance in Massachusetts." 2014.  Phuong Nguyen-Hoang and John Yinger, Journal of Education Finance, 39 (4) : 297-322.

"Educating Bright Students in Urban Schools." 2013. Kalena E. Cortes, Wael S. Moussa, and Jeffrey M. Weinstein, Economics of Education Review, 37: 286-297.

"Intergroup Relations in Integrated Schools: A Glimpse Inside Interdistrict Magnet Schools." 2012. Robert Bifulco, Christian Buerger, and Casey Cobb, Education Policy Analysis Archives

"Debt and Deception: How States Avoid Making Hard Fiscal Decisions." 2012. Robert Bifulco, William D. Duncombe, Beverly Bunch, Mark Robins, and William Simonsen, Public Administration Review, (September/October): 659-667.

"Can Nonexperimental Estimates Replicate Estimates Based on Random Assignment in Evaluations of School Choice? A Within-Study Comparison." 2012. Robert Bifulco, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, (Summer): 729-751.

"The Path Not Taken: How Does School Organization Affect 8th Grade Achievement?"  2011. Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, Ross Rubenstein, and Jeffrey Zabel, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 33 (3): 293-317.

"School District Responses to Matching Aid Programs for Capital Facilities: A Case Study of New York’s Building Aid Program." 2011. Wen Wang, William D. Duncombe, and John Yinger, National Tax Journal, 64 (September): 759-794. 

"The Effect of Classmate Characteristics on Post-Secondary Outcomes: Evidence from the Add Health." 2011. Robert Bifulco, Jason M. Fletcher, and Stephen L. Ross, American Economic Journal-Economic Policy, 3 (1): 25-53. 

"Budget Deficits in the States: New York." 2010. William D. Duncombe and Robert Bifulco, Public Budgeting and Finance, 30 (1) (Spring): 58-79.

"Municipal Bond Ratings and Citizens’ Rights." 2010. John Yinger, American Law and Economics Review, 12 (1) (Spring): 1-38.

"The Influence of Performance-Based Accountability on the Distribution of Teacher Salary Increases." 2010. Robert Bifulco, Education Finance & Policy, 5 (2): 177-199.

"The Effect of Tax and Expenditure Limitations on Public Education Spending: A Meta-Regression Analysis." 2009. Sonali Ballal and Ross Rubenstein, Public Finance Review, 37(6): 665-685. 

"Spending, Size and Grade Span in K-8 Schools." 2009. Ross Rubinstein, Leanna Stiefel, Amy Ellen Schwartz, and Jeffrey Zabel, Education Finance and Policy, 4 (1): 60-88. 

"The Effects of Public School Choice on Those Left Behind." 2009. Robert Bifulco, Helen F. Ladd, and Stephen L. Ross, Peabody Journal of Education, 84 (2): 130-149.

"Public School Choice and Integration evidence from Durham, North Carolina." 2009. Robert Bifulco, Helen F. Ladd and Stephen L. Ross. Social Science Research 38 (1): 71-85.

"Should a High School Adopt Advanced Placement or a Concurrent Enrollment Program? An Expected Benefit Approach." Summer 2009. Donald H. Dutkowsky, Jerry M. Evensky (Department of Economics, Syracuse University), and Gerald S. Edmonds (Director, Syracuse University Project Advance), Education Finance and Policy, 4 (3): 263-277.

"The Impact of School District Consolidation on Housing Prices." 2008. Yue Hu and John Yinger, National Tax Journal, 61 (4) (December): 609-633.

"Examining the Nature and Magnitude of Intra-District Resource Disparities in Mid-size School Districts." 2008. Larry Miller and Ross Rubenstein, Public Budgeting and Finance 28(4): 26-51.

"Equity and Accountability: The Impact of State Accountability Systems on School Finance." 2008. Ross Rubenstein, Sonali Ballal, Leanna Stiefel, and Amy Ellen Schwartz, Public Budgeting and Finance 28(3): 1-22. 

"Dollars with our Sense: The Mismatch between the No Child Left Behind Act Accountability System and Title I Funding." 2008. William D. Duncombe, Anna Lukemeyer, and John Yinger, In Improving on No Child Left Behind: Getting Education Reform Back on Track, edited by R.D. Kahlenberg (The Century Foundation): 19-102. 

"The Determinants of Teacher Attrition in Upstate New York." 2008. Jan Ondrich, Emily Pas, and John Yinger, Public Finance Review, 36 (1):112-144.

"Maternal Work Hours and Adolescents' School Outcomes Among Low-Income Families in Four Urban Counties." 2008. Lisa A. Gennetian, Leonard M. Lopoo, and Andrew London, Demography, 45 (1): 31-53. 

"Recruiting Highly Qualified Teachers: Do District Recruitment Practices Mattter?" 2008. William D. Duncombe and Dana Balter, Public Finance Review, 36: 33-62.

"Measurement of Cost Differentials." 2007. William D. Duncombe and John Yinger, In Handbook of Education Finance and Policy, edited by E. Fiske and H.F. Ladd (Laurence Erlbaum Publishers): 238-256. 

"From Districts to Schools: The Distribution of Resources Across Schools In Big City School Districts." 2007. Ross Rubenstein, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel, and Hella Bel Hadj Amor, Economics of Education Review, 26 (5): 532-545.

"Responding to the Charge of Alchemy: Strategies for Evaluating the Reliability and Validity of Costing-Out Research." 2006. William Duncombe, The Journal of Education Finance, 32(2): 137-169. *Paper Presented at the O’Leary Symposium, Chicago, IL, February 17, 2006.

"Teaching College Economics in the High Schools:  The Rose of Concurrent Enrollment Programs." Fall 2006. Donald H. Dutkowsky, Jerry M. Evensky (Department of Economics, Syracuse University) and Gerald S. Edmonds (Director, Syracuse University Project Advance), Journal of Economic Education, 37 (4): 477-482.